De Leon Cirque Fest 2023 Judges:
Julie Marshall transitioned from “obnoxious kid who liked playing dress up” to “full-fledged performer” at age twelve. Getting her start in theatre, she began training circus in her late teens and has gone non-stop ever since. She has performed everywhere from equity house theatres and cruise ships to circus tents and riverboats (and a lot of places in between).
Julie received her technical training in Montreal, QC under coaches Genevieve Bassette, Irene Purscke, Sergey Volodin, and Victor Fomine. Her specialty (and continual love-hate relationship with) is aerial hoop, but has done all aerial mediums (although to be fair, not all of them well).
When she’s not haphazardly pinballing around the USA, Julie resides in Las Vegas.
Steve Gale’s career in entertainment began at Disneyland in 1994. Since that time, he has grown to be a sought-after professional in many areas of the acrobatic industry. Steve has worked as an acrobatic performer, rigger, creative consultant, director and stunt coordinator, among other titles. His knowledge and experience have taken him all over the world working for hundreds of corporate clients as well as Cirque Du Soleil, Cavalia, the NBA, the NFL and the Olympics in 2000 and 2002. Steve has also been involved in several television projects including NBC’s ‘The Cape’ and ‘Celebrity Circus’ where he was the Cirque Coordinator. Recently Steve has worked with the Vegas International Variety Acts Festival (VIVA Fest) as the head rigger, overseeing all the acts performing and competing. Steve has also been welding and creating new acrobatic props for the industry with his entertainment companies Imagination Entertainment & Radiant Productions. https://imaginationent.com/
Thank you! We are honored to have you as our judges at the De Leon Cirque Fest!